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[05/29/19 - 08:09 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns on Top for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/28/19):

NBC (8.445 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to the return of "America's Got Talent" (9.741 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the debut of "Songland" (5.852 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

ABC (3.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then got a boost from the feature "The Lion King" (3.696 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and the finale of "1969" (2.758 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was FOX (2.628 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.145 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and the special "MasterChef Junior: Road to the Finale" (2.111 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.453 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up repeats of "NCIS" (6.523 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), another "NCIS" (5.651 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a new "Blood & Treasure" (4.186 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.687 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a new "The 100" (0.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.745 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 1969
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Blood & Treasure
0.00% - The 100

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 1969 (vs. Splitting Up Together (Repeats))
0.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Beat Shazam)
0.00% - Blood & Treasure (vs. 48 Hours: NCIS)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior: Road to the Finale (vs. Love Connection)
-29.17% - America's Got Talent
-33.33% - The 100 (vs. The 100 (Repeat))
-33.33% - Songland (vs. World of Dance)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/ in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/29/18):

NBC (10.430 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) eclipsed the competition on Tuesday thanks to the return of "America's Got Talent" (12.061 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "World of Dance" (7.170 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

FOX (2.101 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with the sophomore premieres of "Beat Shazam" (2.425 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "Love Connection" (1.778 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.207 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (6.164 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Bull" (5.119 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "48 Hours: NCIS" (4.338 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.232 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "The Middle" (3.325 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "The Middle" (2.569 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), another "Black-ish" (1.908 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Splitting Up Together" (1.745 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "Splitting Up Together" (1.741 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.085 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise opted for second runs of "The Flash" (1.154 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "The 100" (1.016 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 48 Hours: NCIS

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
0.00% - 48 Hours: NCIS
-7.69% - America's Got Talent
-25.00% - World of Dance
-33.33% - Love Connection (vs. Prison Break)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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